Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!


Evenin’, ladies!

No, your eyes are not deceivin’ you…I’m alive, if not entirely well, what with my age catchin’ up with me’n all. Nothing more sinister, I promise LOL!

Before we get distracted, I wanna thank Zveka and Kay for checkin’ up on me…it was good to know you’ve got my back *high five!* Hell’n you can all thank them for herdin’ me back where I belong LMAO!

So, without further ado, I have some great stories for you to discover!



Bella has been alone in the world for a long time so she has focused all of her energies into her business and her staff. As loneliness starts to creep up on her she has to learn to ask for help as her business is attacked and two very different men enter her life. How will she cope as her safe controlled world changes quickly and she has no idea why.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Chapters: 9 – Words: 12,268 – Reviews: 74 – Favs: 33 – Follows: 70 – Updated: Jun 22 – Published: May 23 – id: 11961398

Alicia’s first AN…

This is going to be a little different, I think. Bella is very focused, almost abrasive in her manner unless she is with a client and, at the beginning, unable to form any sort of personal attachment.

It is an Edward and Bella story but he won’t appear for a while so don’t worry. When he does show, it will alter her carefully constructed world.

Ha! That’s puttin’ it mildly *gigglesnort!* Now, since my banner pretty much gives it away, let me introduce you to HHD {Hot Homeless Dude}!

He was obviously homeless and had been so for a while by the look of him. His clothes were stained and dirty, his hair unkempt and looked a really funny colour and his matching beard was as straggly.

I ran past him the first time. I was too mad with myself to approach him but by my second lap I was ready so I slowed my pace as the bench came into view. He was still in exactly the same position and for a moment I wondered if he was sleeping, if he was I didn’t want to wake him so I slowed right down and came to a stop in front of him.

His breathing was even and deep. I couldn’t help but stare at the dirty worn coat that moved with his chest, he seemed so relaxed and at peace that I decided to just leave him alone. I moved closer to him as I had the urge to tough him but I stopped myself at the last moment. As I made to move away I must have startled him because he opened his eyes and looked straight at me. They were the purest shade of green I have ever seen, crystal clear white surrounded a crisp green iris and a dark black pupil. It was the same strange stare from our previous meeting. I waited for him to acknowledge me but once again he just stared without speaking.

I took the initiative and spoke first ” Hi, I’m Bella and I need to apologise to you.

One thing’s for sure, I’m dyin’ to find out HHD’s backstory!



{banner by Clo Rodeffer ~ Heartfortwilight}


Bella Swan has been slowly destroying herself since Edward left her, but its all about to change when she goes too far and overdoses, ending up as Carlisle’s patient in the ER…

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 14 – Words: 52,499 – Reviews: 269 – Favs: 255 – Follows: 486 – Updated:Jun 22 – Published: Oct 19, 2015 – id: 11568333

He was nearing the end of his shift when it happened.

“Dr Cullen,” a young red haired nurse called, as she approached where he stood at the desk. He had just handed over his notes so that one of his current patients could be discharged. She was out of breath when she reached him.

“There’s another overdose patient,” she panted, “Sorry, but we need you.”

He knew why she was apologizing, his shift was supposed to end very soon. Most doctors would have been irritated and tired this late into their shift, but he wasn’t most doctors. He could work indefinitely, and if he didn’t have a wife at home, he probably would have. He nodded to the nurse, and followed her direction to where the patient was being worked on.

As they walked, the nurse explained the situation.

“A car just pulled up outside and dumped her here,” she told him, “she’s got no ID and we don’t know what she’s taken. Looks to be a mixture of drugs and alcohol though.”

He knew what would have to be done, he’d known almost as soon as the nurse had mentioned that the patient had overdosed. They reached the patient then and he almost froze at the scent of the woman in front of him. She had lost weight, had partially dyed hair and a piercing through her nose and more than one in her ears. In the two years since they had moved from Forks, leaving her behind, she had changed herself almost beyond recognition. He would never forget her scent though, despite what his son had decided to do, she would always be a part of their family. It hurt him to see what she had reduced herself too, but his hurt fueled his actions. He had to save her.

These first few paragraphs grabbed me hard and I wait anxiously for the drafts of each new chapter to land in my inbox ’cause guess who’s the beta!




In a dystopian world where civilization barely survives, Edward has spent his whole life training to protect his society, his family and the girl who has captured his heart.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Sci-Fi/Adventure – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 5 – Words: 10,322 – Reviews: 141 – Favs: 137 – Follows: 291 – Updated: Jun 19 – Published:May 24 – id: 11962912

The Commander calls my name and I step forward. With a steadying breath, I return his gaze and nod slightly. I watch as the knife cuts into my palm and the blood begins to flow from the wound. I raise my left arm to the people facing me as I begin to recite my Oath.

“I, Edward, son of Esme, daughter of Emily, daughter of Emma, daughter of Elaine, daughter of Eleni of the house and lineage of Elizabeth, do freely and without reservation pledge my Oath to the people of this valley, that I will serve and protect them, that I will forego all selfishness and place their needs before my own, that I will remain loyal and steadfast until my service ends. This I swear with my blood which I shed this day.”

I am calm when the Commander turns to the audience and announces that I have been assigned as a Ranger. A murmur makes its way through the crowd, and I see a few looks of shock and dismay. My parents come forward and begin to give me my Ranger’s gear. In addition to a new sword, my father straps a short knife around my thigh. He loops a long, lethal bullwhip around my left shoulder and a quiver of arrows and a bow on my right shoulder. Mother attaches the Ranger insignia, and Alice pins my Oath Taker medal to my tunic.

My gaze shifts up to my brother, who is staring back at me with a look of such sadness that my breath catches in my chest. As I watch, he begins to stand and, as though in slow motion, the rest of the Protectors stand the audience and all the cadets rise to honor the vow I have just made. They know, as well as I do, what this assignment means. I glance back at my Father, whose jaw is clenching to hide his emotion. My Mother’s eyes are glassy with unshed tears and my little sister Alice is… smiling?

I’ve just been given an assignment that is tantamount to a death sentence, and Alice is smiling.

If THAT doesn’t make you sit up and take notice, I don’t know what will!




“One hit will make you change your mind.”

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 3 – Words: 10,672 – Reviews: 392 – Favs: 397 – Follows: 667 – Updated: 19h ago- Published: Jun 10 – id: 11990800

And now for something completely different…

I wave the gloves at him. “What are we doing with these?”

“We’re going to transplant a few of the hybrids to get them ready for their flowering cycle.”

“Cool.” I bob my head. “But again, in the interest of full disclosure, I’d like it noted that no plant has ever survived in my care.”

“Duly noted,” he calls from over his shoulder as he leads us over to a dirty counter top.

Normally whenever anyone talks at length about anything science related, after about thirty seconds they sound like the teacher on Charlie Brown to me. I admit most of the shit about stable root systems and proper soil saturation goes right over my head. But what I don’t miss is the way his eyes flicker to mine when our dirt covered fingers brush repeatedly in the soil or the easy smiles that come from the playful nudges and relentless teasing.

“Congratulations,” he says when we’re done. I quirk a brow at him earning me another smug grin. “You had a successful interaction with a plant without a fatality.”

“Only time will tell.” I walk back over to the E.C. Kush area. “When will my plant get the purple flowers on it?”

“Within the next thirty to forty days or so.”

“So pretty,” I murmur, softly touching the fine leaf hairs, feeling his eyes on me. “Too pretty to smoke it.”

“One hit will make you change your mind.”

Something about the way he says that makes my insides flip. “Probably would.”

As a child of the Sixties, I thought I knew a lot about weed, but this fic is an education and a half LMAO!

Well, these are my picks this week…what are yours?

Happy Friday, y’all!


Rob Attack





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35 responses to “Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

  1. dpennell007

    Welcome back! I’m reading #1 and #4, and promise to look at the middle two.Your banners are excellent!

    The recently finished story I’d like to recommend is Compass.Fairly short & very good! https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898255/1/Compass

    By: anna.who.was.mad
    On the cusp of her thirtieth birthday, travel blogger Bella Swan is ready to set down roots after a decade of being on the run. When the boy she (sort of) hated in high school crosses her path, Bella quickly learns that exotic locations have nothing on home-grown love. (All Human, OOC, Rated M *NOW COMPLETE*)
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 19 – Words: 45,111 – Reviews: 667 – Favs: 513 – Follows: 768 – Updated: Jun 10 – Published: Apr 15 – Status: Complete – id: 11898255

    • rita01tx

      Thanks, Donna darlin’! I’ve been havin’ fun searchin’ out just the right photos and playin’ around with letterin’…accidently discovered I could layer two different colors on ’em, as you can see LOL!
      Hopin’ to get to Compass one of these days soon and don’t you just love the name, anna.who.was.mad? Where do they come up with them LMAO!

    • hmm don’t have this one 🙂 thanks Donna

    • I just started this Donna, thx for the rec.

      • dpennell007

        Oh good! I hope you like it. I’m Not sure if I should admit what I just started, but here it is: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6489373/1/Menage-A-Trois

        Menage A Trois
        By: Siobhan B. Masen- Fraser
        Edward struggles to find a suitable birthday gift for Bella, until Edward discovers his chance to help her live out one of her fantasies! Rated M for lots of lemons, let’s be honest it is one giant lemon!
        Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 9 – Words: 42,299 – Reviews: 226 – Favs: 480 – Follows: 295 – Updated: Jul 1, 2012 – Published: Nov 19, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 6489373

        • rita01tx

          On this site, we don’t ever have to hide what we read, Donna darlin’! We love our lemons and it doesn’t matter where we find them! From sweetness and light to nasty and dark, a good story {with loads of lemons} is a good story, right?

        • Donna dear thank you for rec’ing Compass, I adored it. Also as Rita said, no shame to our game here. I will promptly be downloading your dirty lil rec, lol.

          • dpennell007

            Yay! Compass is a sweet, feel good story. As for the other one… Gulp. It is Definitely dirty.

            • A good ol’ down n dirty fic every once in a while never hurt anyone. They’re fun every now and again, except for the time I found myself in the unenviable and uncomfortable position of reading one such fic on an overnight train ride with my family. No bueno. LOL. I must’ve looked guilty or shocked or something because my DH began reading over my shoulder. Ugh. He was like “What in THE hell are you reading?!” I think I was reading a part that involved a three way or foursome that included Tanya. I was shocked reading it and then to have hubby reading it too, in coach on a train. Yeah that was fun. I just shrugged it off. It was kinda funny.

              • dpennell007


              • rita01tx

                My DH has decided he’d rather not know about my addictions to fanfiction and Robert Pattinson, not necessarily in that order LMAO! He’s still my numero uno so he’s got nothin’ to worry about…well, not in this life. However, the next one is up for grabs!

                • dpennell007

                  Mine will wake up out of a dead sleep on the couch if he hears any Twilight music from the movie and will immediately change the channel… He does not share my interest in RP either.

  2. eewee333

    RITA!!!!!I’ve missed you. So glad you are doing OK. Love your recs and I’m following all of them. You know me, I’m a “complete” girl. In the meantime I’m reading Training the Swan by ericastwilight and last week I blew through all of MrsSpaceCowboys stories. And just yesterday I finished Mel’s book The Contract. What a great read. I finished it in less than 48 hours. So good. Otherwise, TGIF. Looking forward to the weekend to get some more reading done, but tonight I’m binge watching Outlander. Haven’t seen a single episode of this season yet. Have a good one. See you around FB.



    • bevey99

      I am reading a bunch of her stuff as well. Currently in the middle of Rest My Soul. SHE writes so well.

    • rita01tx

      Oooh, I haven’t seen any episodes of Outlander either, Eewee darlin’, although the stills and gifs on tumblr are drivin’ me craaazy LOL!
      My, you have been doin’ some serious readin’! Lovin’ all your recs and look forward to sinkin’ my teeth into some MrsSpaceCowboy stories. So far, I’ve only gotten around to readin’ a couple O/S’s of hers…bad Rita!

    • Haven’t read Training the Swan 🙂
      and from MrsSpaceCowboy I read Down Home, excellent story

  3. bevey99

    Been thinking about you a lot Rita gal. I’ve read so many things since you’ve been absent [sounds like you’ve been using all those Sick Days]. Not a Mobward fan but I sucked it up an read a few. Besides those my reading has been all over the place, including Pdfs from Great friends, and TWCS. Even read Quiet Storm [am I the last?} Missed you.
    Here are 3 stand outs…..
    funny – – https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10109250/1/The-Opposite-Effect
    The Opposite Effect by Staceleo
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8984313/1/Shattered-Hearts [TU Rita]
    Shattered Hearts By: Greye Granger
    The Fall By: MissWinkles
    These all made me want more.
    I like AliciaW68 but the first 2 chapters have me putting this off for a bit.
    Hope you’re on the mend soon. xo

    • rita01tx

      Bring Him Home is definitely different fare than we are used to from Alicia, Bevey darlin’, but the first few chapters really give you an in-depth look at what makes Bella tick and she’s more awesome than she thinks she is, as you’ll see soon enough! Well, aside from her first disastrous encounter with HHD, that is LOL!

      Found myself rereadin’ a ton of pdf’s, too! Lemme see…
      Frontline by MissAlex (reread)
      Moments by SydneyAlice (reread)
      Cullen Rescue Ranch by Mustlovertp
      Hatchet by PrettyKittyArtist (my 3rd reread, I think)
      Stranger Than Fiction by Masen Vixen (reread)
      The Beauty of His Eyes by AlexaET {sent that one to Zveka!}
      A Dark New World by MidnightKat
      Souls Laid Bare by Adair7 (o/s)
      Talk Hard by Adair7 (o/s)
      Not Intended by Hearmenot (reread)
      Love is Blind by Klilz
      May the Best Man Win by ObsessingOverEdward (2 shot)
      Second Page by CaraNo (reread)
      Betrayed Until You by ADADancer
      The Absence of Sound by xSheshemex

      Two in the que…
      Atlas Shrugged by Delusionalimperialist (forget her other name)
      Suicide Kings by Nightshade

      Well, dang! It’s waaay past beddies for me! Laters BB! MWAH!!!

    • Bev, I also read The Quiet Storm since we last met up. I pushed through and read All FIVE of the sequels. I didn’t think I’d make it, lol. I was surprised to find that I liked reading about the Cullen kids. Their story was good. I never loved this Edward and Bella, although I still routed for them and cared for them. I kind of grew fond of Lexi’s Aro.

      • rita01tx

        Never got to the second book but enjoyed Quiet Storm once I got into it. The characters are not entirely lovable but the lemons were juicy as hell *wooeee!*

    • hmm need to add to my tbr list shattered Hearts Bev 🙂

  4. Happy dancing , so good to see your post this evening, my dear. Your recs this week are so varied and all of em sound great. I grabbed Donna’s rec immediately. I have we eewee’s recs on my Kindle, just have to get to them. Bev, all of your recs are new to me, so I will grab them as well. Thanks. Rita, Zveka shared The Beauty of his Eyes with me. I finished it yesterday. Wow. I am currently reading Life Lesson by mpg, and it is good. It is the sequel to Teacher’s Pet (BPOV), which was okay and Student Liaison (EPOV), which I enjoyed much more than Teacher’s Pet. Still, I was undecided as to whether I was going to read the sequel. I’m glad I did. I’m three quarters through it and it’s quite good-barring a complete letdown at the end.

    • I read only Teacher Pet ( longtime ago)….

    • rita01tx

      I have hoarded all mpg’s fics and look forward to divin’ in, expecially her two pulled stories, Chasing Victory and Claiming Victory!!!
      Edward is a foul-mouthed, screw-up V8 race-car driver whose career has started to race down the toilet. Bella Swan was left behind when he left to chase his dreams. Both are trying to piece together their lives.

  5. Yes!!! you are back 🙂

    I’m following already your rec’d Rita 😉

    with really bad weather in France I had a lot of time to read

    Thanks Rita for those two 🙂
    Small Town Gossip by LASMKE and The Beauty of His Eyes by AlexaET
    Anonymous Lover by JenGreen03
    The Vagina Monologues and Don’t Judge a Bella by Her Cover by jtmd24
    Born to be Mine by hidingfromsomeone
    Frontline by MissAlex
    The Phantom’s Scars by Savannavansmutsmut
    We could run by CaraNo
    Sex on fire by Simone and Marie
    Claddagh and Chaos and Shamrocks and Shenanigans by mathisson

    and those are still on Ffn

    Sexy Silk by jlho
    The Painter by Everleigh Allen
    The Mating Connection by WitchyVampireGirl
    Parachute by KitsuShel
    Inhale, Exhale by Violet Bliss
    Billionaire by BoydBlog 0/s
    The Mirrors by adorablecullens
    The Hard Way To Learn A Lesson by Stephaniiie
    Southern Star by TeamAllTwilight O/s
    Edward from Enterprise by 2brown-eyes O/s
    Awaken by Edward’s Eternal
    At the End of the Day by Edward’s Eternal
    Ask me Anything by Edward’s Eternal
    For the love of Bella by Ivy Kelley
    Heart of Mafia by brigidcullen
    While You Were Knocked Out Cold by Melolabel
    For the Love of Alice by Isannah
    The runner by coldplaywhore
    The Life Aquatic by coldplaywhore

    I also try to catch up with some of wip ….

    • rita01tx

      The worst of the weather missed my little patch of ground, Zveka darlin’. Other parts of Holland got battered but we didn’t get anything more than a good thunderstorm. Still, it is very conducive to stayin’ in with a good story or two or ten LMAO!

  6. Hi Rita,
    I’ve been receiving your blog updates by email for sometime now and I always find something great to read, so I was excited to see your latest post pop up in my inbox. I’ve been reading Bring Him Home, and The OD Patient so scrolled past them to your third rec.

    Okay, true story here: When I saw the very cool banner for The Protector, my very first thought was, oh shit, someone is writing a story with the same title as mine. Then I saw the name Hikingurl and I realized that not only had you made this amazing banner, but you were reviewing my story, my very first story!! The following celebration was so loud, I woke my husband, who was taking an afternoon nap!

    Then the reviews and the followers began rolling in. I can’t begin to tell you how much this recommendation has meant to me. Thank you so very, very much. I do have one request though, can I please, please, please use that amazing banner you made?


    • rita01tx

      Sorry it took so long for your comment to pop up, Janet darlin’! As a first timer, you automatically landed in moderation…won’t happen again!!!
      It was my pleasure to rec your story and I’m tickled pink I managed to surprise you LMAO! One thing’s for sure…your {new} readers are gonna FLUV this story hard!
      As for the banner, I made it for your story so feel free to use it as you please!

    • dpennell007

      Hi Janet,
      Of course Rita said yes! She’s generous that way. I personally read and reviewed your story this morning, and you’ve PM’ed a few replies. Small world! I’m excited to read the rest of your story!


    • rita01tx

      Just left you a PM on Facebook!

  7. edwardsvamptramp69

    HI Rita!

    So good to see you! 🙂 I’m reading “Kush” and LOVING it!!

    Thanks for all you do for the fandom!



    • rita01tx

      *JUMPYHUGS!* Hi, Paula darlin’! Thanks for the sentiments *blush!* And I’m glad to hear you’re lovin’ Kush as much as I am! Lay puts a lot of work into her stories and it shines through!

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